Let’s spread the word on safety!

Training and development is a key element of KAEFER Ltd operations and their in-house training team regularly run Emergency First Aid at Work, IOSH Working Safely and IOSH Managing Safely courses for staff to meet their training and qualification needs. Rather than limit this development to just their own workforce, extending access to this training …

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Support Group benefits from donated IT equipment

Allerdale and Copeland Autism Support is a local group for parent carers of children who have (or are waiting for) a diagnosis of Autism. They arrange group visits to local attractions, parties for the children and much needed day trips for members on a voluntary basis. They also support adults with autism and associated conditions. …

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Hug a Mug receives a much needed laptop to support delivery of services

Hug a Mug is a free and friendly guidance café, located upstairs in Maryport Health Services on Ewanrigg Road. Manned by fully trained volunteers, it is open to all the surgery’s patients to pop in for a cuppa and a confidential chat, with signposting available to other support services. Set up in partnership with Ewanrigg …

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Spare equipment set to support training of 100 volunteers

A recent donation of a spare projector has helped 2 charitable organisations to train around 100 volunteers to spot and identify wildlife in their local area. Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC) is at the centre of a network of over 800 volunteers that collect information about plants and animals across Cumbria. The charitable organisation outlined plans …

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Volunteers help protect local river

A working party of volunteers helped West Cumbria Rivers Trust to remove an invasive plant threatening native wildlife and plants from the banks of the river Irt. Himalayan Balsam is a non-native invasive plant that grows in wet places. It is quick-growing and has explosive seed pods which means it can easily take over large …

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Refurbishment of Café West

A training café which supports people with learning disabilities gets a new look thanks to a local firm’s in-kind support via Cumbria Exchange. Café West at Workington Library is run by charitable organisation West House, providing employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities. The Café, which is highly valued and supported by the local …

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Community organisations secure equipment in kind

North Lakes Foodbank and Workington Kids are two organisations based in West Cumbria which have recently secured equipment in kind from the Nuclear Community Network following requests on Cumbria Exchange. The North Lakes Foodbank helps individuals and families in crisis, through the provision of emergency food supplies. All food is given to people who are experiencing …

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Isthmus Cottage receives a makeover

Young Cumbria operates a facility called Isthmus Cottage on the shores of Derwentwater near Keswick as a 22 person residential facility, to give disadvantaged young people an experience of the outdoors in the Lake District. Isthmus Cottage is a well loved facility in an amazing location, and has been operated by Young Cumbria for many …

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West Cumbria Carers benefits from media support

A Cumbrian care group is among the first organisations to benefit from Cumbria Exchange. West Cumbria Carers used the service to ask for help with a promotional video. For 25 years West Cumbria Carers has been supporting anyone of any age who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, …

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